Did Microsoft leak an image of the Surface Pro 5?

Did Microsoft leak an image of the Surface Pro 5?
An image of what is claimed to be the Surface Pro 5 tablet has appeared on a French website allegedly belonging to Microsoft. We have no verification that the render titled "win10-feature-surface-pro-5-z" is actually that of the Surface Pro 5, and that the website it is embedded on is actually an official Microsoft press page for French speaking regions. The image shows the next-gen Surface Pro slate wearing a Type Cover with the Surface Pen lying in front of the tablet.

Besides the image of the tablet, the Surface Pro 5 name appears on a LinkedIn profile of a Microsoft employee.Also mentioned is Neon. This is the code name given to a visual design language for Windows that will be employed across multiple platforms.

The Surface Pro 4 was released on October 6, 2015. There is some speculation about an unveiling of the Surface Pro 5 in the March-April time frame meaning that it could end up being a year and a half between the introduction of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 5. In mobile years, that is at least twice that number. Still, we have to remember that we are talking about an expensive tablet here and the upgrade cycle is much longer than what you find for the average smartphone.

via TheWinCentral



1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

nothing like leak here...they are all normal surface features/hardwares

15. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

The Surface Pro 5 should have 24 hour battery life

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Or 10 hours battery in the screen (to avoid getting too heavy as a Tablet) and a second generation Power Cover that adds another 10 hours or more (along with backlit keys and a fingerprint scanner this time) for those who don't mind the extra weight (including me). The small old Power Cover made for the Surface Pro 2 added a considerable amount of use time to the Surface Pro 3 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQWs7jUePzM ), imagine what a Power Cover actually made for the Surface Pro 3 and later would bring...

2. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

A Surface Pro by default is a god among mortal ARM tablets though I feel they'll unveil the SP5 sometime in H2 2017 if meaningful improvements are expected. Intel has hit a brick wall in improving their processors as they're stuck on 14nm until next year and there's a lot of scepticism on whether Coffee Lake will be enough of an upgrade over Kaby Lake (which was merely overclocked Skylake [which was Broadwell with more instruction set extensions and multimedia features]), there's no word on how AMD's Raven Ridge will perform and discrete GPUs even on FinFET still can't quite fit in such a small thermal envelope. In the display department, they could use a high quality LCD or OLED display with Adaptive Sync and HDR10 support for creative purposes but that sounds expensive as hell

4. BearHug

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

How about they just add cellular support? I can't believe Microsoft has the guts to call the Surface Pro a tablet when there isn't a model that supports cellular connectivity.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

They go by the conventional definition of a Tablet ( http://sck.pm/3EK ), news flash, it doesn't have anything to do with it's network connectivity...

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But it would be nice if it did though. I mean even though its not a big deal to sgare my phones connection, having its own would be awesome.

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It definitely would be a great addition, but only if they've figured out a way to get both great battery life and performance with LTE on Intel's chips...

11. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Makes sense.

3. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Awful tablet and mediocre laptop...

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nothing worse than them bastardized ARM tablets, better Laptop than many Laptop-only PCs on the market, including some that are more expensive (eg. the new 13" DongleBook Pro)...

9. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I liked my experience with the SP3 so much that instead of getting an Asus or Dell pro line I got the Surface Book for my engineering needs... And I don't regret my decision, it is an awesome laptop and a good tablet. It all comes down to your personal needs, for me is almost perfect

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Lol, that's merely the Pro 4.

8. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Exactly, I would guess the SP5 will have at least USB type C.... This image show surface connector, USB A and mini display port.

10. Sabr_Cruise

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2017

Did the author of this click-bait not notice that this is the promotional image for the Surface Pro 4? Same ports, same Type Cover, same pen. Only a different screen image. Literally the first thing on Google image search under "Surface Pro 4."

12. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Seriously, who would buy a windows 10 powered device?

13. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Productive people, creative professionals, engineers, gamers... I happen to fall under all of these descriptions... However I would not get a Windows 10 Phone at this moment...

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Perhaps those interested in doing this ( http://sck.pm/g9p ), this ( http://sck.pm/Ftj ), or this ( http://sck.pm/E6 ), so far, that's over 25% of computer users ( http://netmarketshare.com/ )...

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Beautiful! Any tablet running om ARM is a toy comparwd to any running Windows. If the haters had a tablet running OSX that was this size, they would swear it was god handing rhem ome of rhe tablets with thw 10 commandments. But because Micriaoft did it, OMG ..they have an issue. IPad 32% marketshare and staled Surface 19% and growing. Lets see ahat Cool says when Surface is 25% and Apple is 26%.

21. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Are you sure that those links that you've provided are for windows 10 powered devices? According to the dates of every video links. It's all using and utilizing windows 8.1 device. Did you know? Ever since windows 10 was announced. With a feature wherein updates aren't controllable unless upgraded to windows 10 premium? PC sales decline even more? Here are the relevant news:http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/gartner-report-pc-shipments-decline-eight-consecutive-months/http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3002448/pc-sales-down-in-2016-and-will-continue-declining-in-2017-say-analystshttp://fortune.com/2016/06/09/pc-sales-are-worse-than-you-think/http://www.businessinsider.com/pc-sales-decline-year-chart-2017-1 And since there were those spying features that comes in windows 10. Many people began hating microsoft even more? These are the sources:https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3ysnvt/the_amount_of_hate_that_windows_10_gets_is/https://itvision.altervista.org/why-windows-10-sucks.htmlhttp://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hate-windows-update/ And this was on forbes.....http://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyleather/2015/09/30/windows-10s-big-mistakes-can-we-trust-a-company-that-removed-the-start-menu/#53eb5f022e84 So I ask again. Who would buy a windows 10 powered devices if this OS has numerous issues that was mostly hated by the users?

23. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Right, I see your point. PC sales have been having single digit declines even before Windows 10, and they continue to as people are keeping their PC for longer periods of time. I know I personally would have kept my 2008 HP Pavilion dv3510nr (which came with Vista and now runs faster with Windows 10) if it weren't for devices like the Surface Pro fully replacing it and enhancing my work flow. Regarding the Windows 10 spyware and forced updates, I agree. Only reason I use it is that I found a way of controlling the updates ( https://is.gd/RFgY5w ) and the spyware parts, that's mainly with a microsoft skynet account, the "Get to Know Me" sh*t and Cortana, all of which I'm avoiding. The telemetry part, them giving no option to completely disable it isn't acceptable either, but I send a lot of feedback in the feedback hub and it's understandable for them to be using information (from the Enhanced telemetry mode) to debug. If I wasn't sending any feedback, I'd completely block that using DoNotSpy10 ( https://is.gd/IPDWBM ). It's funny how that bald Indian currently running microsoft is expecting to build trust with all this forced spyware and data-mining sh*t brought in Windows 10. So far, he's just making me miss Ballmer. I sure hope all the negative feedback gets them to their senses...

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

95% of the PC-using world, that's who. If you can't discern between Windows 10 and Windows Mobile 10 you have no business being on a tech site.

22. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Are you certain that 95% of users are using windows 10?

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